Thinking about purchasing an Chinese Foo Dog? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Chinese Foo Dog breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Chinese Foo Dog owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Chinese Foo Dog and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Chinese Foo Dog Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Chinese Foo Dog and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Chinese Foo Dog Profile
The Chinese Foo Dog's characteristics remain largely a mystery for this rarest of breeds. They resemble the typical Northern type dog, compact and square-like in profile. They have a moderately broad head with prick ears. Similar in structure to the Chow Chow, the Foo Dog's coat is substantial without being coarse. The tail is carried over their back, as it is slightly curled. Foo Dogs are medium sized dogs, bulky and used for working. They are one of the spitz-type breeds, originally used to pull sleds, herd, and to guard. They are bold, energetic and make an excellent watch dog and guardian dog. They learn quickly, and are very intelligent. They tend to be good with children as well. There are three types of Chinese Foo Dogs in height: toy, miniature and standard. The three divisions of standard in weight are: small, medium, and large. The standard are over 15 inches, the miniature 10 - 15 inches, and the toy are less than 10 inches tall. Chinese Foo Dogs were often kept to guard palaces, sacred places and homes. They were popular in China for a time, and are thought to possibly be the link between the Chinese wolf and the Chow Chow. Hardy, alert and a courageous, the Chinese Foo Dog is excellent for a family needing a loving, working companion.
Other Names: Happiness Dog, Celestial Dog
Height: Toy: 10
inches or less; Miniature: 10 - 15 inches; Standard: 15 + inches.
colors may be any shade or combination of black, black and tan, blue, brown
and blue, cream and sable, fawn (yellow-cream to brown), orange, red (light
gold to deep mahogany), sable, wolf gray (medium gray to silver); (with or without
minor, limited white markings).
Foos are bold and energetic, alert and courageous. They are unafraid of strangers,
and will defend their master's possessions. They are loving, hardy, strong and
independent. They learn quickly, and love to guard and alert their owners of
intruders. They are good with children and quite friendly. Chinese Foo Dogs
are a dignified breed.
Watch-dog: High. Chinese
Foo Dogs are very alert.
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Country of Origin:
Group: Companion, Northern
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Monday, August 19, 2013